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Young Global Leader Nabs Harvard Master's Degree... at 16

Jim Luce | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

Living with her father in Tennessee, Eugenie has pushed the envelope of long-distance learning from her rural bedroom. For her academic audacity and global vision, Eugenie will be awarded Luce Leader 2015 of the J. Luce Foundation at a special reception.

Archaeologists Make 'Once-In-A-Career' Discovery

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.16.2014 | Science

You don't find something like this every day. Archaeologists excavating an Iron Age fort in Burrough Hill, England say they were astonished by the ...

1,700-Year-Old Cemetery Found Under Parking Lot

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

Some archaeological units spend years looking for that one, amazing dig site. And some make history twice in a matter of a few years. Such was the ...

Could Spiderman Really Have Stopped That Runaway Train?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

Spider silk is famously strong -- ounce for ounce, it's at least five times stronger than piano wire, according to one recent study. But could a few s...

Medieval Skeleton May Be Famous Church's Founder, Archaeologists Say

Posted 10.31.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 10/30/2012 12:46 PM EDT on LiveScience A skeleton found in the same boneyard where Eng...

The Dark Knight Can Fly With Batwing Cape, But He's Likely To Splatter The Ground

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.10.2012 | College

The hero Gotham deserves, deserves a bigger cape. That's what four University of Leicester students discovered when they measured the caped crusad...

Online Dating Fraud Claims '200,000' Victims, Research Suggests

PA | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home

Dating site fraud is vastly under-reported and may have claimed more than 200,000 victims in the UK, research suggests. The "online ...